About OpenVINO

OpenVINO is a toolkit for simple and efficient deployment of various deep learning models. In this section you will find information on the product itself, as well as the software and hardware solutions it supports.

OpenVINO (Open Visual Inference and Neural network Optimization) is an open-source software toolkit designed to optimize, accelerate, and deploy deep learning models for user applications. OpenVINO was developed by Intel to work efficiently on a wide range of Intel hardware platforms, including CPUs (x86 and Arm), GPUs, and NPUs.


One of the main purposes of OpenVINO is to streamline the deployment of deep learning models in user applications. It optimizes and accelerates model inference, which is crucial for such domains as Generative AI, Large Language models, and use cases like object detection, classification, segmentation, and many others.

OpenVINO provides multiple optimization methods for both the training and post-training stages, including weight compression for Large Language models and Intel Optimum integration with Hugging Face.

Supported models can be loaded directly or converted to the OpenVINO format to achieve better performance. Supported frameworks include ONNX, PyTorch, TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite, Keras, and PaddlePaddle.

OpenVINO accelerates deep learning models on various hardware platforms, ensuring real-time, efficient inference.

A model can be deployed either locally using OpenVINO Runtime or on a model server. Runtime is a set of C++ libraries with C and Python bindings providing a common API to deliver inference solutions. The model server enables quick model inference using external resources.


To learn more about how OpenVINO works, read the Developer documentation on its architecture and core components.

OpenVINO Ecosystem

Along with the primary components of model optimization and runtime, the toolkit also includes:


OpenVINO community plays a vital role in the growth and development of the open-sourced toolkit. Users can contribute to OpenVINO and get support using the following channels:

Case Studies

OpenVINO has been employed in various case studies across a wide range of industries and applications, including healthcare, retail, safety and security, transportation, and more. Read about how OpenVINO enhances efficiency, accuracy, and safety in different sectors on the success stories page.